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Sokoto Orthopaedic Hospital resumes osteoarthritis surgery

Sokoto State Orthopaedic Hospital, Wamakko, has resumed osteoarthritis surgeries after its suspension in 2016 by the previous administration.

Addressing newsmen after a successful surgery in Sokoto on Thursday, the Commissioner for Health, Hajiya Asabe Balarabe, said the resumption of the surgical procedures was aimed at providing essential assistance to citizens of the state and beyond.

“The surgeries, encompassing knee, spinal and hip replacements, have been reintroduced by the administration of Dr. Ahmed Aliyu to alleviate the suffering of the individuals afflicted with such ailments,” she stated.

Balarabe commended the team of surgeons for their dedication to enhancing the conditions of orthopaedic patients.

She advised those with similar cases to seek medical attention at the hospital, where surgeries are offered at affordable rates.

The hospital’s Chief Medical Director (CMD), Dr. Abdulkadir Mu’azu, underscored the surgeons’ readiness to perform successful operations on documented patients.

Mu’azu said that orthopaedic surgeons from secondary and tertiary health institutions were at the hospital and prepared to conduct surgical procedures on patients, following thorough documentation and diagnosis.

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He thanked the state government, particularly the ministry of health, for its support to the hospital, saying that this had enhanced the efficiency and effectiveness of the personnel. (NAN)

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